Finding aid for the Peggy Patton Family Papers

Peggy Patton Family Papers
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
Patton, Peggy Family
0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Peggy Patton (nee Calvey) (b. 1937) is from Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. Her parents Martin Calvey (1901-1980) and Bridget Moran (1894-1987) were both born in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland, in different villages, located approximately six miles from each other. The Moran family came from the Deserted Village, in Dooagh, and the Calvey family came from Dookinella. They came from large families, ten siblings each. Both parents chose Cleveland as a place to settle, as both had relatives in this area, and because employment was ample. Martin Calvey worked at the Jones and Laughlin Steel mill, while Bridget worked as a housemaid at The Union Club, located on East 12th and Euclic Avenue. It was in Cleveland that Martin and Bridget met and were married on December 10, 1929, in St. Malachi's Church. One of Patton's uncles, Michael Moran (1896-1921) was a Lieutenant in the Irish Republican Army. After participating in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland, Michael was arrested in imprisoned in Darmunt in England. His last meal in the prison was a bowl of porridge (oatmeal) loaded with arsenic, provided by one of the guards. He died subsequently. Patton is the last living child of the Calveys. The collection consists of photocopies of the Moran family genealogy, a map of Achill Island outlining historic events, a Memorial at Dooagh in honor of Michael Moran, necrology files, newspaper clippings, obituary, passenger records, passport, pedigree chart, photographs, a postcard, and ship manifests.
MS 4885
closed stacks
The records are in English